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  • 84 miles
  • 12:42 time
  • 8786 calories
  • 8 workouts
  • This Week time period


  1. RUN
    good 18.75 mi 02:48 08:58 pace

    A solid run on a cool fall morning. I did 8 miles in the Kinvara, 8 in the PureCadence, then the rest in the Kinvara. I may have stumbled on part of the problem with the GPS accuracy of the Garmin ... read more

    • Henning

      could it have something to do with the switch to daylight saving time?

      30 minutes ago Like

  2. Shared Photo

    I just finished "Big History" which was an outstanding course, combining many scientific approaches into a single view of all of history from the big bang to the end of the universe. http... read more

    • Jonathan S.
      Jonathan S.

      (continued...) On this scale you see patterns that are lost in more detailed studies and gain a new perspective on our place in the world. I can see why Bill Gates has started a project to promote teaching of Big History, as it can transform perspectives. This is the course that Bill watched on his treadmill, so it's nice to know the rich and famous also combine running and education. (The presenter talks a bit faster than most, so I only needed to up-tempo this up by 40%)

      about 6 hours ago Like

    • Julia M.
      Julia M.

      This looks very cool - I am going to check this one out!

      about 3 hours ago Like

  3. RUN
    good 3.26 mi 00:30 09:04 pace

    Some nice miles on a wonderful evening, with the setting sun highlighting the turning leaves. I ran the 3 miles with a Kinvara and a PureCadence to check on the differences. The PC is more cushione... read more

  4. RUN
    alright 3.56 mi 00:31 08:43 pace

    Running is a lot like poker – a blend of preparation, innate skill, and random chance. Today I was all in, but had nothing; I pushed hard to do a Tabata/HIIT workout but the legs were too tired to ... read more

    • Wilt A.
      Wilt A.

      "Today I was all in, but had nothing." If I had a dollar--in chips--for each time I had experienced similar luck. I'm in recovery now!

      about 24 hours ago Like

    • Henning

      less cigars, though.

      about 21 hours ago Like

  5. The Modified Atkins Diet (MAD) was developed by accident as a child was prepared for the Ketogenic Diet to treat their epilepsy. The diet is easier to comply with than the traditional Ketogenic Die... read more

  6. RUN
    good 6.32 mi 00:58 09:14 pace

    A better run than expected as the sun set and the temperature dropped. 33 miles for the day, which is a good feeling. I ran in the Kinvaras, which are growing on me.

    Cumulative distance for Runn... read more

  7. RUN
    good 8.53 mi 01:20 09:24 pace

    Tougher than expeced due to the temperature, dehydration and lack of calories.

    Cumulative distance for Running: 134.20 mi/7 days, 263.00 mi/14 days, 445.50 mi/28 days, 5,184.60 mi/Year, 4,314.60... read more

  8. RUN
    good 18.7 mi 02:50 09:04 pace

    I ran 8 miles in the Brooks PureCadence3, then 8 in the Virrata, then the rest inthe PureCadence3. Swapping shoes like that seems to be a good way of getting a sense of the differences.

    Cumulati... read more

  9. Shared Photo

    I've added a review of the Saucony Virrata, a nice, lightweight, well cushioned shoe that’s reasonably priced.

    • Jonathan S.
      Jonathan S.

      (continued) It’s a little firmer than the Altra One2 or the Mizuno Cursoris and not such a good shape, but the price makes up for a lot. The Virrata 2 is virtually identical to the original version. After a while I managed to spot a couple of minor cosmetic changes, but that’s it.

      2 days ago Like

    • Chas W.
      Chas W.

      A good take on a good shoe. Unfortunately, Saucony is discontinuing the Virrata line, but they should be around for a little while.

      1 day ago Like

    • Jonathan S.
      Jonathan S.

      That's grim news. It seems like they kill off the best shoes.

      1 day ago Like

  10. RUN
    blah 5.81 mi 00:56 09:36 pace

    Surprisingly slow and tired. This was a grind, on legs that didn't want to play.

    Cumulative distance for Running: 129.20 mi/7 days, 254.00 mi/14 days, 436.70 mi/28 days, 5,151.10 mi/Year, 4... read more

    • Harry H.
      Harry H.

      maybe the 19 miles earlier had something to do with it . . . just guessing

      3 days ago Like

    • Jonathan S.
      Jonathan S.

      Yeah - "Doctor, Doctor, I ran 24 miles today and now I'm tired! What's wrong with me?"

      2 days ago Like

  11. RUN
    good 18.74 mi 02:49 09:01 pace

    A nice run on a fresh, cool, autumn morning. My rolling 12 month total has dropped down, as this time last year I did a 200 mile/week on the Ketogenic Diet. I've been reading through my traini... read more

  12. Shared Photo

    I've restructured my shoe reviews based on the research into Running Economy, dividing shoes into Minimax, Optimal, and Minimalist. This reflects what I've intuitively thought, but didn&#... read more

    • Harry H.
      Harry H.

      cool review although I've tried all the minimalist shoes you listed and the Puma H-Street has been my #1 shoe for years. I've tried to replace it but nothing comes close and it's good on all surfaces. Anton K's first love . . .

      3 days ago Like

    • Marjorie M.
      Marjorie M.

      really enjoy your reports

      2 days ago Like

    • Jonathan S.
      Jonathan S.

      I've heard good things about the H-Street, but I've never been able to get hold of a pair.

      1 day ago Like

  13. RUN
    good 3.28 mi 00:31 09:21 pace

    Easy miles.

    Cumulative distance for Running: 135.10 mi/7 days, 256.40 mi/14 days, 432.40 mi/28 days, 5,142.50 mi/Year, 4,256.50 mi/YTD, 41,978.10 mi/All
    Heart Rate: Average=115, drift=4.7 BMP, 4... read more

  14. RUN
    good 3.23 mi 00:30 09:08 pace

    Easy miles.

    Cumulative distance for Running: 135.10 mi/7 days, 256.40 mi/14 days, 432.40 mi/28 days, 5,142.50 mi/Year, 4,256.50 mi/YTD, 41,978.10 mi/All
    Heart Rate: Average=120, drift=7.9 BMP, 5... read more

  15. Anyone in two different shoes to compensate for different length legs? I know of people that have one shoe built up, but I wonder if it might be better (and cheaper) to buy two pairs and wear one f... read more

    • Daniel F.
      Daniel F.

      As somewhat of a footcare professional, this idea seems very very dangerous. Unless you spend all of your time on your feet with a similar dynamic or configuration, selectively doing this for running/impact activity seems like an excellent opportunity for injury almost anywhere along the kinetic chain.

      4 days ago Like

    • Jonathan S.
      Jonathan S.

      Well, the alternatives are to build up a shoe so it's thicker, which would give different weights, cushioning, etc., or to run in the same shoes and have uneven length legs, which also causes lot of problems.

      4 days ago Like

    • Daniel F.
      Daniel F.

      Depending on the severity of the leg length discrepancy (if indeed it is a leg length discrepancy and not a hip or spinal issue) one could add a thin blown rubber wedge to the short leg's shoe and add thickness over time and many miles. I'd start with 1/8th inch max and add additional 1/8ths over a series of weeks or months. Contact me back channel if you need assistance with this.

      3 days ago Like

    • Jonathan S.
      Jonathan S.

      For folks with more than a minor discrepancy, I don't think lifts are viable. I see that as changing the biomechanics more than different shoes.

      2 days ago Like

  16. RUN
    good 1.45 mi 00:13:38 09:24 pace

    Not even a warmup really.

    Cumulative distance for Running: 135.10 mi/7 days, 253.20 mi/14 days, 432.30 mi/28 days, 5,160.00 mi/Year, 4,250.00 mi/YTD, 41,971.60 mi/All
    Heart Rate: Average=118, dr... read more

  17. RUN
    good 2.88 mi 00:26 09:11 pace

    Nasty, brutish and short, just like a HIIT/Tabata should be.

    Cumulative distance for Running: 133.60 mi/7 days, 251.70 mi/14 days,... read more

  18. RUN
    good 9.01 mi 01:17 08:30 pace

    That was better than I expected, and a little quicker. I'm now looking forward to a quiet weekend ;}

    Cumulative distance for Running: 139.10 mi/7 days, 253.20 mi/14 days, 477.60 mi/28 days, ... read more

  19. RUN
    good 19.27 mi 02:51 08:51 pace

    The goal of back to back long runs is to build up the fatigue, so I guess this is working well. I'm up to 115 miles so far this week, 130 in the last 7 days, and I can feel the brittleness in ... read more

  20. Shared Photo

    I've added a section on doing uphill HIIT/Tabata (HillTab) workouts to